Helen@RealScientists

Helen@RealScientists


Real science from real scientists, writers, communicators, artists & clinicians. This week: ecosystems modeller Helen Metcalfe | @hmetcalfe1

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It also means that if you're doing research because you're trying to address a conservation problem, you'll have a much deeper understanding of what's actually underlying that problem.

@peopleprimate  So, if any of this has piqued your interest at all, I really encourage you to follow accounts like @peopleprimate  or join our Facebook group, where we share relevant research and discuss pertinent news items:

@peopleprimate  Even if it's outside your research area/specialism, it's so interesting to get an insight into the ways we interact with primates and other wildlife. Even if you live in a massive, built up city, you will no doubt come into contact with animals (squirrels, pigeons, etc)...

[Admin] This week, we're diving into the fascinating world of mitochondria with Caitlyn Cardetti | @CaitlynCardetti 

[admin] Join us in thanking @RealSci_Nano 's curator @KGoepfrich  for a wonderful week!

[admin] "Dancing Light at Nanoscale" Welcome @sivashakthia  on @RealSci_Nano  for a week full of optics, nanophotonics, scicomm and more! More about Siva 🎙️ -

Hello everyone! It's me, @CaitlynCardetti  signing on! I am a PhD Candidate in @SBUPharm  studying RNA processing in mitochondria. Stay tuned because we're gonna have fun this week! 🤓

@CaitlynCardetti  @SBUPharmToday  I'm going to focus on my background, what led me to where I am now, and what I hope to do in the future. Then later this week I'll really dive into the history and science of mitochondria.

I considered majoring in Cognitive Science for a hot sec which was a combination of bio, psych, computer sci & philosophy courses. But I didn't like that it didn't seem to go into depth in any so I went with human biology as my major instead.

I still wanted more so I added psych as my 2nd major & chem as my minor in my 3rd year. Tbf, a chem minor was basically built into my bio major - the difference being one class. And I also decided to take a 5th year because why rush? There were so many classes I wanted to enjoy.

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I just had an awesome experience at Eastgate in Chapel Hill, NC. Caleb has a degree in zoology and asks his customers what their favorite animal is. He gives them facts while completing their orders! Thanks for making my day, Caleb!!! cc

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And since I'm keeping it light tonight, here's a baby wombat following an IT guy around the office.

I just want to ask you all to remember that kids are little people. They're not property, they're not mini versions of you or I. Every interaction they have with us big people contributes to how they will approach the world for the next 90-100 years, especially when they're small

Here's a thread on basic tips to help improve your next science figure! 📝 (ie common mistakes I see). It'll cover: 1) Contrast (color value) ⬛️⬜️ 2) Color (it’s a tool, not decoration!) 🌈 3) Fonts 🔤 4) Image Resolution 📷 5) Spacing / margins 📐 6) By request! 💡

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Explaining how academic publishing works to non-ac friends: "So how much do you get paid for your papers?" "Oh no, we pay for publication, & then again to read the journal"

We assume everyone pulls the same weight in service and mentoring. But do we ever really check? UMass did. They found distinct diffs

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[Admin] If you are in the US and want to support science, there' s plan to march in Washington: @ScienceMarchDC 

Here is Nichelle Nichols (Lt Uhura from the original #startrek ) speaking with Astronaut Mae Jemison. Dr Jemison has frequently credited Uhura as an inspiration for pursuing #stem . #SpaceInspires 

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I can't stop laughing at this 😂😂😂😂😂

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I believe that the current system of scholarly publishing is one reason for a widespread lack of trust in science

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